Official: Steve Kondik is out of Cyanogen
Steve Kondik, the original founder of Cyanogen, has been officially ousted from the company following the closure of its Seattle base. In a blog post, Cyanogen confirmed: “The purpose of the change is to improve the communication and performance of the team which will now operate under one roof.
“This consolidation effort will allow us to build in greater efficiencies and reduce restrictions in our product development lifecycle. Understandably some are unable to follow their role and relocate. We appreciate and value all of the amazing work these individuals have provided to the growth and success of Cyanogen.
“With these changes, Cyanogen has separated ties with Steve Kondik, allowing him to continue to forge his path as he sees fit. We wish him the best of luck in his next venture.”
Since it’s inception Cyanogen aimed at providing a better alternative to the stock Android experience. Though the company started out with a bang along with tremendous developer and device support, in the past few months we’ve seen the ROM get too bloated. Microsoft is a direct investor in Cyanogen, so it isn’t surprising to see a lot of focus being given to Microsoft products like Bing Search in the ROM.
Kondik has been infamous for his reckless remarks in the media, going to an extent of saying that Cyanogen shall soon kill Google’s Android.
Lior Tal ended the Cyanogen post with: “The company is well-funded and will continue to recruit great people to help expand the core functions of our team.”